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Symptoms Of Pharyngeal Gonorrhea

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Gonorrhea in the throat

In one of your answers you said, "For example, if you give a man oral sex, and that man has gonorrhea, you could get infected with gonorrhea in the throat, whether the man ejaculates or not. Gonorrhea can cause a discharge that can be very...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question. If you give a person oral sex, and that person has Gonorrhea, you can get the infection in your throat. Although this infection can be transmitted to the throat when giving oral sex to a woman, there is a greater... Read more »

Severe Pharyngitis?

What exactly is meant by "severe pharyngitis", in relation to ARS? Does this mean white spots on your throat or tonsils? Does it mean a really painful sore throat? Also, can a sore throat alone be the only symptom? Thanks....
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
People with ARS don't have to have "severe" pharyngitis. "Severe" can mean how inflamed the throat is or how much it hurts. I have never heard of a case of ARS where sore throat was the only symptom.... Read more »

Chronic pharyngitis

Dr. Pierone,In your experience, is chronic (every day) pharyngitis a common symptom of HIV infection? If so, is it the virus that causes the pain?What treatment is best for this? Seems prednisone is risky, because it can suppress the immune system...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
In my experience pharyngitis (sore throat) is not a common symptom associated with HIV infection. When it does occur, a cause can usually be determined or it goes away on its own. Possibilities include allergies, gastro esophageal reflux, viral... Read more »

Joint Pains, pharyngitis, joint pains

I had a severe nick at a barber while being shaved which resulted in bleeding (the razor was not sterilized though having a new blade). This was about 3 months ago and since then I have had 3 quick episodes of joint pains (I am slightly arthritic...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
I think I answered this on a previous question. I think these symptoms are related to the underlying process or meds. The current testing algorithm is to test up to 6 months after a high risk exposure to definitively rule out HIV infection. Most of... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Dear Forum:
I have had a sore throat for 3 weeks. It feels very dry and I have phlem and mucus on the back of my throat. I can even get it off with a Q-tip but it comes back. Im worried cause I have no symptoms of a cold or flu, and neither of my two... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous
today a doc saw my throath and he said my throath is red but there's no inflammation on it.. he said it's probably because of dry cold..

I hadn't any symptom except this..

tomorrow I'm gonna take the test..
wish luck for me..

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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi guys, I have got a question about chlamydia/gonorrhea. About FOUR years ago I had sex with (3) prostitutes. I have already been tested -ive for HIV and syphilis. Do you think there's a chance I've been infected with chlamydia and/or gonorrhea? I... Read more »

Pharyngitis vs. a Sore Throat

Posted by Anonymous
Hi all,

I had a low risk exposure 4 1/2 weeks ago. Yesterday I developed a sore throat and today a rough, dry cough and have lost my voice. Does this sound like ARS? I have hear that pharyngitis is a common part of ARS but I'm not sure if that is... Read more »